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Tell Me Your Secret By Deirdre Purcell

Tell Me Your Secret

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A powerful and thought-provoking novel about women's lives from the high-profile journalist and writer

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Tell Me Your Secret by Deirdre Purcell

An evocative and dramatic novel told in the voices of two narrators: Violet, who in 1944 is imprisoned in the tower of a rambling country house by her family; and Claudine, a modern-day property negotiator who becomes involved in handling the sale of the derelict Whitecliff in 2004. Violet's story is of young innocent love for a local lad taking an unfortunate twist, while Claudine is a thoroughly twenty-first-century character: daughter of a loving father with a less loving stepmother, she marries in haste after her father's death, and is at a turning point in her life when she starts to find out the true story of Violet. Is happiness a possibility for these women in their separate and very different worlds?

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Tell Me Your Secret
'Achingly poignant, with warm, strong characters, it will no doubt become an instant bestseller and delight all Purcell fans.Once again, she has produced a great read, popular fiction with writing that matches a literary novel and included some telling social observation. Vintage Deirdre Purcell.'

* Irish Independent Review *
'Purcell's fans will not be disappointed' * Sunday Independent *
'Deirdre Purcell now the author of more than 10 books, is one of our most gifted writers, at once encompassing both romantic popularity and literary style in her fiction. Her books need no introduction at this stage.' * Irish Independent Review *
'Here is an Irish storyteller in full stride, gracing her genre with exemplary skill' * The Irish Tiimes *
'[Tell Me Your Secret] shows a writer fully in charge of her craft . . . an impeccably drawn tale . . . Purcell's style is highly developed and this is a tightly written story that pulls you in very easily. ' * Sunday Tribune *

About Deirdre Purcell

Deirdre Purcell was born and brought up in Dublin, and educated there and in a County Mayo convent. Before turning to the writing of fiction, she lived through an eclectic set of careers, including acting, as a member of the permanent company of Ireland's National Theatre (The Abbey), and journalism for all media - for which she won Ireland's top awards.

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Tell Me Your Secret by Deirdre Purcell
Deirdre Purcell
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